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Have Your Say on the Future of Cycling and Walking in Norfolk

Norfolk County Council, 19 May 2023 00:00

Norfolk County Council has launched phase 2 of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), which focuses on improving active travel in 20 towns across the county.

The purpose of the LCWIP is to enable increased levels of cycling, walking, and wheeling across the county, helping to create a modern, well-connected transport network that gives people more alternatives to travelling by car.

An online survey was launched yesterday (Thursday 18 May), and will be open for eight weeks asking for residents' feedback on the suggested proposals outlined in the plan.

The online surveys will be available for each of the 20 locations outlined in the plan, as well as for improvements to the Norfolk Trails and the National Cycle Network.

Residents are also invited to attend one of our events which will provide an opportunity to meet the team, see the plans and ask questions.

  • Oddfellows Hall Sheringham on Monday 22 May (12.30pm - 6.30pm)
  • Long Stratton leisure centre on Tuesday 23 May (12.30pm - 6.30pm)
  • Oasis Hunstanton on Wednesday 24 May (12.30pm - 6.30pm)
  • Dereham Library on Thursday 25 May (13.30pm - 6.30pm)
  • Thetford/Breckland leisure centre on Tuesday 30 May (12pm - 5.30pm)
  • Wymondham Library on Wednesday 31 May (12.30pm - 6.30pm)
  • Wroxham Library on Friday 2 June (12.30pm - 6.30pm)
  • Royal Norfolk Show - 28 and 29 June

Cllr Lana Hempsall Deputy Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport, said; "This is a great opportunity for residents to have their say and help shape the future of cycling and walking infrastructure in their local area and across the county. The feedback we get will be used to prioritise the short, medium, and long-term infrastructure schemes and the plan will be vital in helping Norfolk County Council to secure funding from the government to bring the plans to life. I encourage everyone to look at the plan and have a say on the proposals.

The online surveys will be live from Thursday 18 May to Thursday 13 July.

To find out more and have your say visit:

Additional information

  • The plans are a result of work to create a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Norfolk, which supports the Government's ambition to make cycling and walking the natural choices for making short journeys in towns and cities
  • Norfolk County Council has secured a revenue grant from the Department for Transport's 'Capability Fund' to support the development of a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Norfolk
  • The Countywide LCWIP will put Norfolk in the strongest position to make the case for future funding for walking and cycling projects that will have maximum benefit for the local community. It will enable priority infrastructure improvements to be delivered as soon as potential funding becomes available
  • Research has shown that switching more journeys to cycling and walking will improve health, quality of life, and benefit the environment and local productivity. Walking or cycling regularly can help to prevent and manage illnesses such as some cancers, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression
  • The 20 town locations outlined within the Countywide LCWIP include Acle, Attleborough, Aylsham, Cromer, Dereham, Diss, Downham Market, Fakenham, Harleston, Holt, Hunstanton and Heachham, Long Stratton, North Walsham, Reepham, Sheringham, Swaffham, Thetford, Watton, Wroxham and Wymoundham and Hethersett

Norfolk County Council Net Zero

Enabling people to travel more sustainably is key to our ambitious aims of achieving net-zero in Norfolk by 2030.

Norfolk County Council has committed to achieve 'net zero' carbon emissions on its estates by 2030, but within its wider area, to work with partners towards 'carbon neutrality'. This also supports the government's ambition for a net zero country by 2050.

We will achieve this by implementing carbon conscious ways of working across our buildings and supply chain; putting in place the right infrastructure across the county to support the move towards net-zero; and by working together with partners to lead and inspire our colleagues, citizens, communities, and businesses to take action and play their part in protecting Norfolk for future generations.

Last modified: 14 May 2024 12:45

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